Joe Jackson | New Record, Big Tour and a Viral Video

In case you didn’t know, Joe Jackson has a new album out now called Rain. He’s also starting out a rather large tour in support of it at the end of this month (Feb). In that regard, he’ll be playing two shows in NYC on April 15th and 16th (one of which is already sold out). Finally, comedian Sara Schaefer has made a video for Joe where she implores the good folks of NYC to get him to move back to our town (keep your eyes peeled at the 2:10 mark).

Bring Back Joe! by Sara Schaefer

Recorded in Berlin and mixed in New York, the album features ten new songs, all of which Joe has performed on his last two tours. As on those tours, the band consists of just Joe on piano and vocals with the rhythm section of the original Joe Jackson Band: Graham Maby on bass and vocals and Dave Houghton on drums and vocals.

Starting in late February, the trio will be embarking on a 4-5 month tour, which will start and finish in Europe. In between, the tour will take in North America, Australia, and several places Joe has never played, including Israel, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. []

All Joe Jackson tour dates after the jump.

Joe Jackson Rain Tour Dates
27 Cardiff Point Cardiff, UK
29 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, UK
4 La Cigale Paris, France
5 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT
7 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands SOLD OUT
8 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands SOLD OUT
10 Fabrik Hamburg, Germany
11 Schiller Theatre Berlin, Germany
13 Phonixhalle Mainz, Germany
14 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland
16 Teatro Ventaglio Smeraldo Milan, Italy
18 Auditorium S. Chiara Trento, Italy
19 Audotorium Rome Rome, Italy
21 Joe Zawinul’s Birdland Vienna, Austria
22 BIX Jazz Club Stuttgart, Germany
25 Zappa Tel Aviv, Isarel SOLD OUT
26 Hanger 11 Tel Aviv, Isarel
1 Music Hall Theatre Toronto, Canada SOLD OUT
2 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
4 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA SOLD OUT
5 Calvin Theater Northampton, MA
7 Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA
9 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
10 9:30 Club Washington, DC Password: davidian
12 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
15 Apollo Theatre New York, NY
16 Town Hall New York, NY SOLD OUT

19 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Pittsburgh, PA
20 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI
21 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
23 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
24 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
26 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA SOLD OUT
28 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
29 Palladium – seated Dallas, TX
1 E Town Boulder, CO
4 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
5 Chan Center Vancouver, BC
6 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR
10 Fox Theatre Redwood City, CA
11 Humphrey’s San Diego, CA
13 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
20 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre South Brisbane, QLD
22 State Theatre Sydney Sydney, NSW
23 State Theatre Sydney Sydney, NSW
25 Royal Theatre Canberra, ACT
27 Palais Theatre Melbourne, VIC
30 Riverside Theatre Perth, WA
4 Montecasino Johannesburg, South Africa
6 DEC Durban, South Africa
7 CTICC Cape Town, South Africa